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1956 Denver Bears

1956 > Class AAA > 1956 American Association
Overall: 87-67
Scored 935 runs, Allowed 869 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 82-72

Affiliation: New York Yankees-AL
Manager: Ralph Houk
Represented: Denver, CO
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1955 / 1957

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 Zeke Bella 25 77 278 250 40 80 14 3 7 49 2 22 34 .320 .372 .484 .856 121 11 1 1 4
2 Mike Blyzka 27 37 30 28 2 8 1 0 0 2 0 1 12 .286 .310 .321 .632 9 0 0 1 0
3 Wally Burnette 27 20 47 42 4 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 17 .095 .136 .095 .232 4 1 2 3 0
4 Moe Burtschy 34 9 6 1 .167
5 James DePalo 24 49 31 27 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 .185 .241 .185 .427 5 1 0 2 0
6 Mark Freeman 25 30 82 74 2 8 1 0 0 3 0 1 25 .108 .132 .122 .253 9 3 1 6 0
7 Jim Fridley 31 143 618 543 105 158 29 5 24 105 0 62 97 .291 .365 .495 .860 269 15 5 1 7
8 Charles Garmon 27 33 24 22 3 4 0 0 0 2 0 2 7 .182 .250 .182 .432 4 0 0 0 0
9 Gene Hassell* 28 106 324 260 59 83 6 4 0 24 4 57 12 .319 .444 .373 .817 97 4 2 4 1
10 Woodie Held 24 154 647 565 99 156 21 11 35 125 4 66 139 .276 .359 .538 .897 304 15 10 0 6
11 Ralph Houk 36 1 4 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
12 Darrell Johnson 27 107 394 367 61 117 20 3 7 48 1 17 32 .319 .355 .447 .802 164 11 6 0 4
13 James Kite* 24 34 34 33 3 8 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 .242 .242 .273 .515 9 1 0 1 0
14 Bobby Kline 27 10 40 35 2 8 0 0 0 2 0 4 2 .229 .325 .229 .554 8 0 1 0 0
15 Tony Kubek* 20 138 572 532 87 176 31 10 6 85 6 36 59 .331 .371 .461 .831 245 5 0 0 4
16 Johnny Kucab 36 43 15 14 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 .143 .143 .214 .357 3 1 0 1 0
17 Tom Lasorda* 28 19 31 28 3 10 2 1 2 5 0 2 3 .357 .419 .714 1.134 20 2 1 0 0
18 George Maier 23 28 48 43 8 9 0 1 1 6 0 3 16 .209 .261 .326 .586 14 0 0 2 0
19 Bob Martyn* 25 145 634 582 108 183 38 9 12 75 7 43 91 .314 .362 .473 .835 275 6 3 2 4
20 Tom McDonald* 24 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0
21 Cal Neeman 27 32 129 113 11 30 1 1 2 12 1 15 18 .265 .349 .345 .694 39 3 0 0 1
22 Carlos Paula 28 77 301 266 52 91 12 4 16 55 5 30 24 .342 .409 .598 1.006 159 14 2 0 3 Stats for 2 teams
23 Hal Rice* 32 10 32 29 4 9 4 0 0 4 0 3 2 .310 .375 .448 .823 13 0 0 0 0
24 Bobby Richardson 20 124 570 534 102 175 30 12 10 73 8 29 32 .328 .362 .485 .847 259 13 0 6 1
25 Jim Russell* 24 10 3 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 1.333 1.667 4 0 0 0 0
26 Norm Siebern* 22 36 128 100 18 30 6 2 8 19 0 26 25 .300 .453 .640 1.093 64 4 2 0 0
27 Ralph Terry 20 25 72 68 11 17 3 0 0 8 0 0 15 .250 .261 .294 .555 20 6 1 3 0
28 Dick Tettelbach 27 74 258 220 24 55 11 2 2 25 10 36 33 .250 .354 .345 .700 76 5 0 1 1
29 Moe Thacker 22 34 114 99 12 19 2 0 1 8 0 13 30 .192 .289 .242 .532 24 3 1 0 1
30 Marv Throneberry* 22 152 647 565 123 178 31 5 42 145 6 68 132 .315 .386 .611 .997 345 7 4 0 10
31 Jack Urban 27 41 81 79 13 28 6 2 2 16 0 0 11 .354 .363 .557 .919 44 1 1 1 0
31 Players 24.9 154 6010 5367 935 1599 268 73 169 869 51 520 881 .298 .362 .470 .831 2520 121 42 37 44 41
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
Only players for whom we have stats are shown. See roster for more complete team list.

Team Pitching

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 Mike Blyzka 27 5 6 .455 5.92 37 13 2 0 108.0 138 79 71 12 48 4 56 1 0 5 1.722 11.5 1.0 4.0 4.7 1.17
2 Wally Burnette 27 7 6 .538 4.08 20 16 8 1 117.0 134 61 53 12 25 2 78 3 0 1 1.359 10.3 0.9 1.9 6.0 3.12
3 Moe Burtschy 34 0 4 .000 9
4 James DePalo 24 13 5 .722 4.88 47 2 0 0 94.0 106 62 51 12 55 4 46 7 1 8 1.713 10.1 1.1 5.3 4.4 0.84
5 Mark Freeman 25 10 14 .417 4.87 30 29 12 0 205.0 210 129 111 22 104 4 154 8 0 10 1.532 9.2 1.0 4.6 6.8 1.48
6 Charles Garmon 27 5 2 .714 6.48 33 3 0 0 82.0 94 61 59 17 29 4 54 1 2 1 1.500 10.3 1.9 3.2 5.9 1.86
7 James Kite* 24 2 2 .500 5.61 30 6 0 0 69.0 92 52 43 8 39 2 34 1 1 0 1.899 12.0 1.0 5.1 4.4 0.87
8 Johnny Kucab 36 12 4 .750 4.50 43 0 0 0 68.0 76 38 34 11 15 4 36 0 0 2 1.338 10.1 1.5 2.0 4.8 2.40
9 Tom Lasorda* 28 3 4 .429 4.99 16 13 2 0 83.0 94 54 46 11 34 2 54 1 0 11 1.542 10.2 1.2 3.7 5.9 1.59
10 George Maier* 23 6 8 .429 5.31 27 21 2 0 127.0 153 85 75 18 68 5 79 3 0 5 1.740 10.8 1.3 4.8 5.6 1.16
11 Jim Russell* 24 0 0 4.15 10 0 0 0 13.0 16 13 6 4 9 2 10 0 0 1 1.923 11.1 2.8 6.2 6.9 1.11
12 Ralph Terry 20 13 4 .765 4.45 25 23 12 1 174.0 191 101 86 24 63 6 96 3 0 5 1.460 9.9 1.2 3.3 5.0 1.52
13 Jack Urban 27 11 8 .579 5.27 30 24 8 1 164.0 184 104 96 15 80 4 92 8 0 8 1.610 10.1 0.8 4.4 5.0 1.15
13 Players 26.1 87 67 .565 5.13 154 154 108 46 3 1329.0 1529 869 757 172 580 43 809 36 4 60 1.587 10.4 1.2 3.9 5.5 1.39
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Darrell Johnson 101 560 44 12 11 .981 5.98 3
Cal Neeman 31 204 11 1 2 .995 6.94 2
Moe Thacker 31 129 20 2 6 .987 4.81 5

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Marv Throneberry 151 1233 135 18 125 .987 9.06

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bobby Richardson 123 297 421 27 97 .964 5.84
Gene Hassell 25 54 66 5 10 .960 4.80
Bobby Kline 10 27 29 0 4 1.000 5.60

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Woodie Held 112 100 207 23 17 .930 2.74
Gene Hassell 42 42 95 5 11 .965 3.26
Carlos Paula 26 15 54 9 4 .885 2.65 Stats for 2 teams

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Tony Kubek 120 247 332 39 86 .937 4.83
Woodie Held 37 74 105 13 27 .932 4.84

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Bob Martyn 140 327 8 11 0 .968 2.39
Jim Fridley 138 214 11 1 0 .996 1.63
Dick Tettelbach 65 97 3 6 0 .943 1.54
Zeke Bella 62 157 2 1 0 .994 2.56
Carlos Paula 47 63 5 2 2 .971 1.45 Stats for 2 teams
Norm Siebern 29 46 2 1 0 .980 1.66

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
James DePalo 47 6 19 1 3 .962 0.53
Johnny Kucab 43 7 17 0 2 1.000 0.56
Mike Blyzka 37 11 14 0 1 1.000 0.68
Charles Garmon 33 9 14 1 0 .958 0.70
Mark Freeman 30 12 25 4 0 .902 1.23
James Kite 30 3 14 1 0 .944 0.57
Jack Urban 30 14 35 1 3 .980 1.63
George Maier 27 11 21 1 1 .970 1.19
Ralph Terry 25 12 24 3 3 .923 1.44
Wally Burnette 20 5 23 1 1 .966 1.40
Tom Lasorda 16 8 11 3 0 .864 1.19
Jim Russell 10 2 2 0 0 1.000 0.40
Moe Burtschy 9 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Zeke Bella 25 R L 5' 11.0" 185 Aug 23, 1930 Greenwich, CT, US
Mike Blyzka 27 R R 5' 11.0" 190 Dec 25, 1928 Hamtramck, MI, US
Wally Burnette 27 R R 6' 0.0" 178 Jun 20, 1929 Blairs, VA, US
Moe Burtschy 34 R R 6' 3.0" 208 Apr 18, 1922 Cincinnati, OH, US
James DePalo 24 R R 6' 2.0" 195 1932
Mark Freeman 25 R R 6' 4.0" 220 Dec 7, 1930 Memphis, TN, US
Jim Fridley 31 R R 6' 2.0" 205 Sep 6, 1924 Phillippi, WV, US
Charles Garmon 27 R R 6' 4.0" 205 1929
Gene Hassell 28 L R 5' 8.0" 155 Jun 15, 1928 Rivermines, MO, US
Woodie Held 24 R R 5' 10.0" 167 Mar 25, 1932 Sacramento, CA, US
Ralph Houk 36 R R 5' 11.0" 193 Aug 9, 1919 Lawrence, KS, US
Darrell Johnson 27 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Aug 25, 1928 Horace, NE, US
James Kite 24 L L 5' 11.0" 178 1932
Bobby Kline 27 R R 6' 0.0" 179 Jan 27, 1929 St. Petersburg, FL, US
Tony Kubek 20 L R 6' 3.0" 190 Oct 12, 1935 Milwaukee, WI, US
Johnny Kucab 36 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Dec 17, 1919 Olyphant, PA, US
Tom Lasorda 28 L L 5' 10.0" 175 Sep 22, 1927 Norristown, PA, US
George Maier 23 R L 6' 0.0" 185 Sep 4, 1932
Bob Martyn 25 L R 6' 0.0" 176 Aug 15, 1930 Weiser, ID, US
Tom McDonald 24 L R 5' 11.0" 180 Dec 6, 1931 Dorchester, MA, US
Cal Neeman 27 R R 6' 1.0" 192 Feb 18, 1929 Valmeyer, IL, US
Carlos Paula 28 R R 6' 3.0" 195 Nov 28, 1927 La Habana, La Habana, CU
Hal Rice 32 L R 6' 1.0" 195 Feb 11, 1924 Morganette, WV, US
Bobby Richardson 20 R R 5' 9.0" 170 Aug 19, 1935 Sumter, SC, US
Jim Russell 24 L L 5' 11.0" 175 Dec 25, 1931 Los Angeles, Ca, US
Norm Siebern 22 L R 6' 2.0" 200 Jul 26, 1933 St. Louis, MO, US
Ralph Terry 20 R R 6' 3.0" 195 Jan 9, 1936 Big Cabin, OK, US
Dick Tettelbach 27 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Jun 26, 1929 New Haven, CT, US
Moe Thacker 22 R R 6' 3.0" 205 May 21, 1934 Louisville, KY, US
Marv Throneberry 22 L L 6' 1.0" 190 Sep 2, 1933 Collierville, TN, US
Jack Urban 27 R R 5' 8.0" 155 Dec 5, 1928 Omaha, NE, US

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